Southport High School is excited to announce the hiring of Alex Bettag as the new head coach for Southport Varsity Football. Coach Bettag is the oldest of four and grew up in Ferdinand, IN. A 2008 graduate of Heritage Hills High School, Coach Bettag was an All-State football and baseball player. He went on to play football for four years at Indiana State University where he graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Coach Bettag was a four year letter winner at ISU and was elected team captain two times. Coach Bettag graduated with a master’s degree in physical education with an emphasis in coaching in 2015.
Upon graduation, Coach Bettag began his coaching career as the Defensive Backs coach at Terre Haute North in 2012. In 2013, Coach Bettag took on the role of Defensive Coordinator at Terre Haute North where he remained through the 2020 season. Coach Bettag was also named Interim Head Coach for two weeks at Terre Haute North during the 2020 season. In addition to coaching football, Coach Bettag was the Head Coach and Pole Vault coach for Boys Track and Field at Terre Haute North and was the Strength and Conditioning coach from 2019 to January 2021.
Coach Bettag is married to his wife, Jodi, and has two children – Payton (4) and Tate (1). Welcome to the Cardinal Family!